Published: Sun, April 29, 2018
Life&Culture | By Ben Goodman

David Akers destroys Dallas Cowboys in their house

Enter the Eagles all-time scoring leader, former kicker David Akers.

For the second time in three years, the Eagles have gone to the Dakotas for their first pick in the NFL Draft.

To get Goedert, the Eagles gave Indianapolis their 52nd and 169th pick in this year's draft.

The discussions fruitful, they were able to land Goedert, a 6-foot-5, 260-pound tight end out of South Dakota State with a highlight reel filled with one-handed grabs and long streaks down the sidelines. "Dallas is a blue-collar kid that works extremely hard. This was a guy we felt dominated at that level", said Joe Douglas, the executive vice president of player personnel. Sweat comes in with durability questions related to his knee, which is the primary reason he fell to the Eagles at No. 130.

"I saw my phone ring and my heart stopped for a little bit", said Goedert, who is from Britton, S.D.

Probably the most important thing about Zierlein's scouting report on Goedert is that his pro comp for the tight end is Eagles' TE Zach Ertz.

"It's going to add some depth and competition to the position", head coach Doug Pederson said.

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"We spoke to our doctors, our training staff, and they cleared him for us, so we're very excited to get this guy". Wentz texted him after he was picked.

"That's what we call rich-man problems", said Roseman.

The Eagles will be waiting in line for another 20 picks before they get to make their selection.

It seems like here Akers was mostly responding to former Cowboy Drew Pearson (who epically trolled the draft crowd in Philly last year) talking down on him to Clark, but the energy definitely carried over onto the stage.

Goedert was known to many as the top tight end in this year's draft. His breakout came in 2016, when the junior snagged 92 passes for 1,293 yards and 11 touchdowns, earning him unanimous FCS All-America honors.

For his career, Goedert stands third in receptions at SDSU (198), fourth in receiving yards (2,988) and fifth in touchdown receptions (21).

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